This school was established in 1963. Over the years it has developed and flourished to provide ‘Outstanding Education’ (Ofsted, 2007, 2010, 2014 and 2018). The school population has increased over the 7 years and now provides education for 146 children with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties. All the children who attend the school have an ‘Education and Health Care Plan’ and are under the responsibility of Hertfordshire Education Authority. The vast majority (141/146) of the children live in the local area of East Hertfordshire.
Teachers and support staff are well qualified and in the forefront of curriculum delivery for Children with Special Educational Needs in Hertfordshire. Specialist teachers of Music, Science and P.E. make the school highly desirable as a Special School. All teachers work closely with specialist medical staff including Speech and Language Therapists, Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists and Paediatric nurses. The school also employs a music therapist whose expertise provides significant support to children and their parents in the exploration of communication and emotional development in a safe, protective environment.